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Election Petition Information

The first day to file nominating petitions at the Village of Bannockburn is on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. and the last day to file is Monday, December 21, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

The Village of Bannockburn will be able to accept petitions 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8:30 to 12:00 noon on Friday during the petition filing period.

On the first day to file, December 14, 2020, Village Offices will be open from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. for the sole purpose of accepting petitions. Those arriving by 8:30 a.m., will be provided with a “simultaneous filer” receipt, and will be placed into the lottery to determine ballot placement. After that time, petitions may be filed in the Village office during the hours listed above by an appointment made with the Deputy Village Clerk at ktrausch@villageofbannockburn.org.

The Village will remain open to accept petitions from 4-5:00 p.m. on the last day to file, December 21, 2020. Any petitions filed during that time will be placed in a lottery to determine ballot placement. In the event a lottery will need to take place, the drawing will occur at 9:00 a.m. on December 28, 2020.

No petitions will be accepted after 5:00 pm on Monday, December 21, 2020.

Copies of petition packets and filing receipts will be made available by appointment only. If you wish to obtain copies of petitions, please call Village Manager, Stephanie Hannon at 847-945-6080 or email shannon@villageofbannockburn.org.

Objections to petitions will be accepted by appointment only from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. on December 22, 23, 28, 29 & 30, 2020 by contacting the Deputy Village Clerk at ktrausch@villageofbannockburn.org.

The Village Clerk and staff cannot provide a review of nominating papers or legal opinions regarding petition papers. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to consult competent legal counsel regarding qualifications to seek office, preparation of petition papers, circulator requirements, signature requirements, etc. After petition papers have been filed, pages cannot be amended or added. A receipt for filing the required Statement of Economic Interests may be added until 5 p.m. on the last day to file.

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